Passive-aggressive text messages
As I'm making my way up Yonge Street to meet N for drinks, I see a face that is familiar. He's walking towards me, and the closer her gets, the more I'm sure it is - it's A, a friend who I haven't seen or heard of in months.
Just before we pass one another, I nod my head, smile and mouth the words hey. There is no acknowledgement in return.
Hmmm... Maybe he didn't see me.
The next day, my phone beeps, telling me I have a new message. When I look down at the name, I see it’s from A.
Hey Steven. Hope your recovery is going well. Sorry I haven't had a chance to call you yet, do you want to meet up this week to talk things out?
Uh, what is he talking about? Recovery? Talk things out? What the fuck? Was he on drugs while writing this message?
For months, I tried to reach him. A series of emails and phone calls went unanswered. He didn’t want to talk to me. If he was a friend, I guess he would have. Now, he’s texting me with this? And, he’s one to talk about recovery. I’m not the one with a recreational narcotics addiction.
I don’t reply back. I don’t feel the need to write a passive-aggressive text message with another one.